|Happy (almost) Spring!
It feels as though Spring is finally here, with all the fruit trees in blossom, and the weather finally coming out of its long cold snap. I'm feeling less "cave-like" and more "Spring" in my step for sure!
Because of that, I finally completed a long-postponed project: I've completely re-vamped my website! It's based on Wordpress, so the site is more interactive - I'll be able to post Tarot and other metaphysical related writings, it has a real Testimonials page that YOU can enter what you really think of me, an easily maintainable Calendar of Events based on Google calendar, and a pretty cool menu bar (sorry, I'm still a techo-geek at heart - too many years as a programmer!). I want to give a shout-out to my ISP support folks at WebHostingLogic.com - Adam and Andrew jumped in and helped at the last minute, and got my site through its birthing pains in a gracious and beyond helpful manner. If you're looking for a host for your website, they are the best! Please check out my new, improved website at www.positivelysuccess.com and tell me what you think!
At the end of this newsletter, I'm going to share the results of the second spread we did in our Spreads for the New Year workshop, so it will be a rather longer one than usual.
Good news for my East Bay friends: I will be at an Angel Fair April 13 from 10am - 4pm in Pleasanton. So come get a personal reading for what you can start planting for the Spring! The address is:
200 Ray Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
I will NOT be at the East West Bookshop psychic fair April 6 or 7, because I will be teaching a private Tarot class. If that's something you'd like to organize, let me know. Get 5-6 of your friends together, find a place (living rooms generally work fine, as long as there's table space to lay out the cards), and we'll work out a date! If you live in the South Bay, go to the Psychic Fair to visit my friend and co-author Master Numerologist Michael Bisbiglia, who will be doing readings April 6 - he's amazing!
More good news: Even though I added 5 more people to my workshop series in January, I wasn't able to let everyone in. So, I will be teaching my Beginning Tarot series again in June, so if you missed it earlier and you want to take it, you need to sign up for it now - there's a limit of 15 people this time, and I'm giving you an advance notice BEFORE East West's magazine comes out. See below for details.
Quick Guide to the Tarot
Tuesdays, June 13, 20, & 27 2013
7:30pm - 9:30pm
$25 if you register on or before each workshop day,
or $35 if you wait too long.
Special Deal: If you register for all 3 mini-workshops
by January 7,not only is the price only $65,
but you also get a 30-minute session with me
to use as you wish - for a reading or
extra information about the Tarot.
Have you always wanted to learn the Tarot, but had never had the time to sit through a long workshop? I simplify the process and make it easier for you to learn this ancient art of divination. In the first of a series of 3 mini-workshops, I take you through the all-important Major Arcana: the foundation for the entire Tarot structure that influences all the cards. The other 2 mini-workshops cover the Minor Arcana and short spreads for reading the cards.
For more information, and to register online through June 12, click here
Or call the store at 650-988-9800 during regular business hours (11am - 10am most days).
Tarot for the New Year
Spread 2 - Whole Life Mandala Spread (thanks to James Wanless for this one)
Again, the cards we picked for this spread were so perfect, you'd think I designed the reading on purpose! But I solemnly swear that the cards were picked randomly by the people in the class - they all have their notes to back it up! We picked from the Voyager Tarot deck by James Wanless; the names for his cards in some cases are a little different than the standard Smith-Waite deck.
The Moon card denotes the Unconscious as well as cycles. Pay attention to your own personal cycles this year; make sure you schedule time for YOU when you need it, so your subconscious doesn't have to bother you about it.
Head: 9 of Crystals (9 of Swords) - Narrowness
Although in other decks, the 9 of Swords looks like the aftermath of a nightmare, it usually reminds me of waking up in the middle of the night remembering something I've forgotten to say or do. So, keep your focus and you'll sleep more soundly!
Heart: 6 of Cups - Sorrow
Since 2013 represents the year after the great Transformation of 2012, you want to make sure you pay proper attention to those actions, ways of being, people and others that you have released or been detached from. Allow yourself the time and space to grieve for what was lost in the past, so you can more easily pay attention to your path going forward.
Health: 7 of Worlds (7 of Coins/Pentacles/Discs) - Breakthrough
Another card representing the the Transformation of 2012, this time of the body. I've heard so many people falling sick these past few months, some of them over and over again. It's time to let go of what doesn't serve your body! If there's something you know you should be doing, start taking those small steps toward making your body the temple it can truly be, so you can be the radiant God/Goddess you are!
Holy: 3 of Wands - Compassion
Close to 7 billion human beings live on our wonderful planet. Each of them has a unique outlook and spiritual path, including you. Celebrate your uniqueness and honor everyone else's: you'd be surprised by the things you may have in common. If someone disagrees with you, that's okay - it's their path, it doesn't make them wrong, just different. Let's heal the divisiveness that seems to be gaining momentum.
Feminine: Child of Wands (Page of Wands) - Seeker
Engage your natural curiosity about your path this year. Avoid jumping to conclusions or sticking in a rut, and let your mind be softer and more intuitive.
Masculine: Man of Cups (King or Knight of Cups) - Surfer
The theme of "allowing" continues, "allowing" yourself to ride on the surface of emotions, not stuffing them, but noticing them as they go through you. A friend who used to work with inner city boys said that these kids only had two allowable emotions: angry and not. Try exploring some others, and remember that even if you fall off the surfboard, it's attached - just climb back on board and carry on.
Money: Man of Wands (King or Knight of Wands) - Actor
Fake it till you make it! The only way to heal your relationship with Money is to allow yourself the energy it represents. The way to do that is to pretend to feel it until you really do feel it.
Work: Child of Crystals (Page of Swords) - Learner
Let yourself learn new things at whatever you 'work' on. Pretend you're coming to the job on the first day - what would you learn and how would you find out? Maybe you need to update or even create "desk instructions" for your successor!
Home: 8 of Worlds (8 of Coins/Pentacles/Discs) - Change
See what you can change around your house. Maybe it needs to be as big as moving; maybe as simple as organizing one aspect of your house. Try creating a corner of sacred space; if you already have one, see if there's something new you can do with it to make it fresh and renew your sense of Spirit.
What better way to be in Love! Be risk taking, adventurous, do something fun & outrageous. Maybe you need to seek out new horizons by yourself or with someone else.
Tarot Readings - All Year Round
As a Master Tarot Consultant, I use the Tarot to focus my intuition on a your specific question or situation. For clarity and direction regarding career, relationships, spiritual questions and more, I can guide you in taking charge of your life. For readings, I can take cash, checks, VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express. Readings are at East West Book Store, Mountain View, on Tuesdays, from 11am - 6pm (later appointments can be made by special arrangement). Call the store at 650-988-9800 during their business hours to schedule your appointment.
Call to Action Coaching - All Year Round
(How are you doing on those New Year's Resolutions? Maybe it's time to do something different!)
Stuck? Confused? Need to know the next step?
I can help you get unstuck in just 4 action-oriented 30-minute sessions. I use many tools, developed over decades of counseling experience, and choose the right ones for your unique situation.
The price? Just $250 for the month that will change your life!
The next step? Call me directly at 877-906-9528 to schedule your sessions. For these sessions, I can take cash, checks, VISA/Mastercard/Discover/American Express or Paypal.
Wishing you a joyful and prosperous remainder of 2013!